Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? The Huawei Mediapad X2
is both as the device carries a tablet like 7-inch screen, but also supports phone calls over a 4G LTE pipeline. There are two different versions of the Mediapad X2. One features 2GB of RAM with 16GB of native storage. The other carries 3GB of RAM with 32GB of native storage. Both models are powered by Huawei's own 64-bit octa-core 2GHz Kirin 930 CPU with the Mali-T628 GPU handling graphics. The two versions of the phone each come with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing "selfie" snapper. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available, and a whopping 5000mAh battery will reportedly give you 60 hours of music playback, 12 hours of watching videos, and 15 hours of Internet browsing. Android 5.0 is pre-installed.
In Germany, the Huawei Mediapad X2 is priced at the equivalent of $421 USD for the 3GB RAM/32GB variety in gold. The 2GB RAM/16GB version in silver will cost you the equivalent of $368 USD. In Italy, the 2GB RAM/16GB version is priced at the equivalent of $421 USD in either color.
Besides being offered in China, the Huawei Mediapad X2 will be available in Western Europe. We don't know whether the unit will make its way to the U.S. If it does, could you see yourself holding a 7-inch screen to your ear?
Huawei's 7-inch beast is priced in two countries